U.S.: Dodge Dart gets five-star safety rating image

The all-new Dodge Dart has recently received a five-star safety rating from the program of the U.S. government in the crash test categories.

After it was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just earlier this month, the new Dodge Dart is entering our news once again, this time with the safety rating program of the U.S. government awarding the model with a five-star safety rating. The Dodge Dart has received five stars in the front crash test and in the side crash test, while in the rollover crash category the model scored just four stars.

As a small reminder, the 2013 Dodge Dart is the company’s attempt to get back into the compact car segment and go against models like the Chevrolet Cruze or the Ford Focus. The model has a starting price of 15,995 USD for the entry-level SE version, while the top of the line R/T will cost 22,495 USD. The cheapest version is getting the 2.0 liter 16-valve Tigershark I-4 engine, which is developing a total output of 160 HP and 148 lb-ft of torque. The unit can be mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission, as an option or a six-speed manual as standard.